What is a Lilihan Rug?
Lilihan (Lilian) rugs are a type of Persian rug. They are most similar in design and texture to Persian Sarouk rugs.
Structure of Lilihan Rugs
They are single-wefted with a Hamedan weave and woven with Turkish knots. Antique Lilihan rugs are finely woven. They typically have cotton foundations with a soft wool pile.
Designs and Colors
Tones of red or pink in the field and design are common along with neutral and blue highlights. Some have undergone the process of being washed and painted like many Sarouk rugs. In fact, they are often mistaken for Sarouks. Designs normally feature floral motifs and sprays with curvilinear designs. They come in a variety of sizes from 2x3-8x10. They are tightly woven with high quality materials making them durable and long-lasting. The intricately woven designs, attractive colors and high quality wools make Lilihan rugs highly desirable among decorators.
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